Nishiuchi Mariya, Kiriyama Renn star in “Switch Girl!!” live-action series


Nishiuchi Mariya (17), a model for the fashion magazine Seventeen, will play the lead in a live-action adaptation of the manga series “Switch Girl!!” This will be her first starring role as an actress.

“Switch Girl!!” is a manga series by Aida Natsumi that currently runs in Shueisha’s magazine Margaret and has sold close to 5 million copies total. The story revolves around a high school student named Nika (Nishiuchi) who appears to be a stylish and fashionable girl at school, but that’s really a fake persona that she uses when she’s in public. At home, she “switches off” the facade and her returns to her true slovenly nature. Kiriyama Renn (26) plays the good-looking transfer student Arata, who is Nika’s love interest in the story.

The drama series will begin airing on satellite channel Fuji TV TWO on December 24, which is Nishiuchi’s 18th birthday.

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